Nomadic Boys – Gay Life in Yangon, Myanmar
Myanmar is a very conservative and religious country with around 89% of the population practising Buddhism. In addition, it has retained the old colonial homophobic laws inherited from the British Empire.
Whilst Queen Elizabeth in the UK recently “signed” gay marriages into law, 150 years ago, Queen Victoria oversaw section 377 of the 1860 Penal Code being passed into law, which criminalised sodomy with up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine.
Although section 377 remains today (like similar laws in India and Sri Lanka), we couldn’t find any recent enforcement of it. Since 2010, the military government of Myanmar has made sweeping political reforms which opened up the country more, particularly press censorship.
Full Story at The Nomadic Boys | Myanmar Gay Travel Resources
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